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More directors and assistant directors, but Barnet Council still can't fix broken pavements.

July 17, 2015 2:04 PM
By Cllr Jack Cohen in Barnet Press

Cllr Jack Cohen being interviewed by the BBCBARNET Council has announced yet another restructuring, appointing 20 directors and assistant directors.

Yet still it cannot get broken pavements fixed.

There was an extraordinary long queue of disgruntled residents at my ward surgery last week, all of them frustrated by the council's failings.

Planning was top of the list, followed by highways and housing.

This is on top of my email inbox constantly pinging with similar complaints.

But being a councillor is much more than dealing with complaints from constituents, attending tedious meetings or engaging in petty party politics.

Recently, I joined the congregants at Golders Green Synagogue to celebrate its centenary.

Both Rabbi Belovski and Chief Rabbi Mirvis made inspirational speeches.

The previous day I was delighted to present prizes to the Junior Travel Ambassadors at Childs Hill Primary School.

The pupils have done a remarkable job educating parents not to park on the yellow zig-zag lines outside the school when dropping off their children.

It puzzles me why so many parents at many of our schools continue to flout the no stopping markings. It is a real road safety issue.

So there is now a prominent banner outside Childs Hill School, saying: "Even when you're late, park away from the gates".

Well done to Childs Hill School.